Paula Abdul tells it straight up: She’s exiting Fox’s X Factor.
The reality show star released a statement confirming her departure from the singing competition series. Within minutes, supportive statements from Fox and X Factor‘s near-last-man-standing Simon Cowell were released too. As EW.com reported last night, Abdul is leaving X Factor, along with fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones. All the statements are below.
Paula Abdul: “Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations. Simon [Cowell] and I, along with Fox and [producers] Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation. Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”
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